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June Thirtyfirst

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north, where half my relatives come from. I barely saw the sixth boro this June, so I had to catch up a bit, adding another day to the month to do so.  Over by the Bayonne Centerline yard, I saw three previously Bouchard boats all wearing or […]

Random Tugs 347

Timothy (1979 and rebuilt 2009) and Janice Ann (2020), Marjorie B. McAllister (1974), Jonathan C. (2016) and Doris Moran (1982), Colonel (1978),   Cape Canaveral (2019),   Philadelphia (2017), Capt. Brian A. (2017),   All photos of a busy place, WVD.  

Confidence and Courage

Here was an unusual pair . . .  within an hour of each other;  Thor Confidence arrived, escorted by Justine McAllister and   Capt. Brian A. . . . and a bit later, a very light Thor Courage, escorted by Ava M. McAllister,   headed out for sea. Built in 2009 and 2008, respectively, the […]

Ever F Class 2

Installment 1 was here.  Guess the loa, breadth, and teu? So far, I’ve seen Ever Focus and Ever Forward . . . although it appears I’ve not posted my Ever Forward photos.  I do that sometimes by chance. So Ever Fortune . . . entered service in November 2020.  It’s one of the newest vessels […]

Thalassa Pistis

Is this a miniature replica of a tugboat posed beside a green wall? Not really.  But besides ULCVs like Thalassa Pistis (sea of faith?), even 100′ x 40′ tugboats seem to shrink.   Enlarge this photo and you’ll see the folks here heading out to fish implausibly turn their backs to the huge ship not […]

KVK Concatenation 2

Where’s there’s a “1”, a “2” must follow, right?  Let’s start with Brendan Turecamo on the starboard side of APL Dublin. Enter a Maersk ship with Bruce tendering the port side. APL Dublin has Kirby on the stern. Gerda has Capt. Brian A. on her stern, and Patrice and Ava.  That makes a total of […]

Random Tugs 328

Justine has been back in the sixth boro awhile now after quite some time away. She’s a 1982 product of Jakobson, one of the last half dozen built there.  From this angle she reminds me of Siberian Sea, now Mike Azzolino.  She works with 4000 hp. Recent days have seen a convergence of the Cape-class, […]

Three Tankers

This Odfjell tanker has 47 tanks! I took this recently along the KVK.   Today the 1998 tanker is in the Mississippi River heading for New Orleans. Guess the age here? She’s just two years old, launched in January 2019.  Elandra Willow has departed for the next job, but this morning Elandra Oak arrived in the […]

Talos

Talos.  Know the reference?  I didn’t but will share the response at the end of this post.  It’s entirely appropriate for the very automated  and largest in physical size class of container ships to call in the sixth boro, 1211′ loa.  In fact, another ship of the class is recognized as being (in 2019) as […]

Random Tugs 343

Marjorie B. McAllister is one of those tugs that confused me when I first started paying attention.  Below the house is down, and and here the hydraulics have raised it up to look over Bulkmaster. Ava M. McAllister‘s elegant lines are shown off as she assists a tanker to the Arthur Kill. Cohoes on the […]